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Enjoy ‘Root Beer with Paul Revere’ Family Activity in West Hartford

Colonial garb is encouraged at the Root Beer with Paul Revere family-oriented event at the Noah Webster House. Submitted photo

The Noah Webster House History Club will host a Family Night in West Hartford on April 2.

Colonial garb is encouraged at the Root Beer with Paul Revere family-oriented event at the Noah Webster House. Submitted photo

Colonial garb is encouraged at the Root Beer with Paul Revere family-oriented event at the Noah Webster House. Submitted photo

Submitted by Sarah M. St. Germaine, Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society

Enjoy a “Root Beer with Paul Revere” at the Green Dragon Tavern! The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society’s history club Noah’s New Americans will host an interactive family-oriented program on Saturday, April 2 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The evening will include supper, root beer floats, live music, tavern games, dancing, and a shadow play.

This interactive event will give families the opportunity to join in on the excitement of the American Revolution. Participants will meet General Thomas Gage, Dr. Joseph Warren, and Paul Revere himself! These members of the Revolutionary era groups called the Committee of Safety, Sons of Liberty, and the Mechanics were leaders in the revolution.

Guests will discuss the happenings in Boston before the night of Paul Revere’s ride and try to discover the spy amongst them. Participants are encouraged to wear colonial costumes. Tavern games will include Nine Men’s Morrice, checkers, cards, dominoes, and more.

The event is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-10 and is recommended for children ages 6 and up. There is a $30 price limit for families. The price includes all entertainment, popcorn, root beer floats or ice cream, and activities. Baked goods will also be offered for sale to raise funds for the youth club.

Noah’s New Americans is the junior history club at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. Through social interaction and education, the club introduces young adults to colonial life and mannerisms, inspiring them to continue these genteel ways throughout their lives. Members assume the identity and personality of a colonist and dress in period costumes. They are also involved in community service projects and volunteer opportunities.

The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is grateful to the Greater Hartford Arts Council and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving for their continued support.

The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is a cultural destination where citizens can learn to understand and appreciate the past. The museum preserves the birthplace of Noah Webster, the founding father, educator, author, and lexicographer who taught generations of Americans what it means to be American. This National Historic Landmark is also a repository for West Hartford history, the community that molded Noah Webster’s future and is still thriving over 250 years later. The historic house and exhibit spaces are open daily 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. For information on the museum’s extensive school and public programs, please visi twww.noahwebsterhouse.org or call (860) 521-5362.

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